cru·​do | \ ˈkrü-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce crudo (audio) \
plural crudos

Definition of crudo

: a dish of sliced, seasoned, uncooked seafood often served with a sauce

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Just as revivifying is tuna crudo and compressed grilled watermelon in a fire-and-ice salad slicked with Thai chile oil and garnished with airy chicharrones. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "At Cherry, where’s there’s smoke, there’s a fired-up chef," 5 July 2019 Unusual toppings include duck confit, fluke crudo, scallop ceviche, lobster and butter, and braised brisket. Kara Baskin,, "So many reasons to skip out of work early this summer," 26 June 2019 At Provisions, look for seasonal salads and crudos; inventive pastas; gutsy salumi and cheese boards with house-baked breads. Houston Chronicle, "Alison Cook's Top 10 Houston restaurants," 10 May 2018 At Los Angeles’s Providence, chef Michael Cimarusti keeps a hairy-looking seaweed called Red Ogo in a lobster tank and spritzes it with lemon juice to accompany fish crudo. Tamar Adler, Vogue, "Is Seaweed the Perfect Food?," 15 Feb. 2019 The menu is helmed by Timon Balloo (who also oversees the Miami flagship) involves a fresh mix of specialty sushi rolls, crudos, and seasonal staples charred on an open-fire grill. Amy Louise Bailey, Vogue, "The New York City Restaurants to Know This Fall," 31 Aug. 2018 Snack on an assortment of ham (there’s a ham program), raclette and truffle sandwiches, crudo, foie gras bon-bons, and various types of croquettes. Kara Baskin,, "You’ll be delighted by this Fool’s Errand," 28 June 2018 After a day of exploring the gardens and grounds, Dan turned his foraged greens and fresh trout plucked early that day from the lake into a delicate cocktail hour crudo. Pilar Guzmán, Condé Nast Traveler, "South Africa’s Other Big Five," 20 Dec. 2018 Robinson’s newest restaurant, Billie-Jean, is a return to her contemporary American cuisine with an Asian accent, offering a selection of elegant dishes including hamachi crudo, roasted quail, and duck spring rolls. Vogue, "How St. Louis Restaurateur Zoë Robinson Has Stayed Front and Center in the Midwest Culinary Scene," 1 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of crudo

2000, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crudo

Italian, raw, from Latin crudus

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